Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Released on August 6, 2014 by Blizzard

Developed by Blizzard

Sheathe your sword, draw your deck, and get ready for Hearthstone - the fast paced strategy card game that's easy to learn and massively fun. Start a free game on Battle.net and play your cards to sling spells, summon creatures, and command the heroes of Warcraft in duels of epic strategy.

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We've know Blizzard is going to release changes to Classic cards to accommodate the new Standard and Wild formats of Whispers of the Old Gods. Today they dropped the deets on all the nerfs and I am going to talk about a couple I find interesting.

"There’s a simple guiding principle that underlies each of the changes you’re about to see: New card releases should have an impact on Standard and enrich Wild, to make sure that Hearthstone is always as dynamic, fresh, and fun as it can be."

Silence and Removal Minons Get The Bat

Blizzard swung the nerf bat at a bunch of minions that have silence and removal abilities starting with the Keeper of The Grove. Keeper of... Read All

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On the unknown precipice of the new Old Gods expansion I bring you all a new Hearthstone Dailies for Ghosts episode. In this episode I play matches with the heroes I have unlocked in Lady Liadrin and Khadgar.

I unlocked Lady Liadrin by playing WoW to level 20 and Khadgar by donating $5 in Hearthstone to the World Wildlife Fund. This breaks my free to play streak but it was by donating to charity. I don't plan on spending any more money in Hearthstone but i'll break my F2P status for charity now and in the future because it's a good cause.

If you want to donate to the WWF and unlock the new Khadgar hero you can only do so from an iPhone or iPad as it's an... Read All

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It's official, April 26th is the launch date for the new Hearthstone expansion Whispers of the Old Gods. Save your gold and lock the doors as The Old Gods are coming and corrupting everything in their path!

I am wondering what cards people are interested in picking up?

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If you must consume every detail of Hearthstone news then you should tune in to an upcoming Blizzard Twitch livestream. Ben Brode will be around to talk about some of the new cards as well as, hopefully the expansion release date. If the rumored April 26th date is correct then this might be all the information we've been looking for.

"The Old Gods will soon begin their invasion of the tavern, and we’re compelled choosing of our own free will to show off more of the ominous (and super fun) cards they’ll be bringing with them!

Join Lead Designer Ben Brode and Hearthstone master caster Dan “Frodan” Chou on April 21 at 10AM PDT for what promises to be a thrilling... Read All

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Currently there are 4 alternate heroes you can play in Hearthstone. If you want to customize your hero experience and stand out a bit the heroes are a nice option. Since I am a free to play Hearthstone user I haven't bought any of the new heroes though I enjoy matches where my opponent is using them. Recently Blizzard released a new Lady Liadrin hero for Paladin and this one was unique in that to unlock her all you needed to do was get to level 20 in World of Warcraft.

"Players who level a World of Warcraft character to level 20 will earn a new Achievement, Fledgling Hero of Warcraft, that will unlock Liadrin for use in Hearthstone. No World of Warcraft... Read All

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Hello Ghosts,

In this episode of Hearthstone Dailies for Ghosts I play a couple matches of Too Many Portals Tavern Brawl. The cool thing about this brawl is the thing I also dislike the most about this brawl in it's focus on random chance. That said, I luck out and do quite well in each match.

I wrap things up with a handful of matches playing with my brand new Reno Jackson Dragon Paladin deck. It's a very odd deck I haven't seen get much play and it has done shocking well in each matchup i've used it in. But how good is this deck? The only way to know is to watch!

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In a bid to push Cheerful Ghost to new heights of video game reporting... or that I simply had an idea that I wanted to try... I give you my four recent Hearthstone Pack opens! As with most things I'll provide a card by card commentary and encourage you all to join the conversation. I'd love to hear what you've been collecting and how that's effected your decks and gameplay.

For quite some time now for each Hearthstone pack i've opened I take a screenshot of it and date it and put it in a folder. I'm a collector of my own gaming history over time(large part why I built Cheerful Ghost) and love to go back and see what i've opened. It helps me understand my... Read All

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"Players who level a World of Warcraft character to level 20 will earn a new Achievement, Fledgling Hero of Warcraft, that will unlock Liadrin for use in Hearthstone. No World of Warcraft subscription is necessary to earn this hero and bring the power of the Light to bear in Hearthstone—simply log in to your existing World of Warcraft account and play.

Note that while the World of Warcraft Achievement will not be rewarded retroactively, anyone who leveled a character to level 20 after 11 a.m. PST on March 11 will be eligible to receive Lady Liadrin.
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The first three heroes in Hearthstone cost $10 so it's nice to see one that you can unlock for free. World of... Read All

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Whispers of the Old Gods is an all new upcoming expansion for Hearthstone that will launch late April / early May and feature over 300 new cards. Blizzard has dropped some info on a couple new cards featured in our discussion video and linked below. On launch everyone will be getting 3 free Old Gods packs and on opening your first pack you will get the Old God C'Thun and 2 cards that play well with it, for free. So if you've stepped away for whatever reason, you should head back at launch for some awesome freebies.

In this special episode of Hearthstone Dailies for Ghosts I welcome my friend and Cheerful Ghost aficionado Dan to talk about the recent Whispers... Read All

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In this pre Hearthstone expansion announcement episode we grind daily quests with Dragon Priest. I go 2 for 3 and gain more gold for packs for the upcoming expansion. This is a really fun set of games as the people I go head to head with play with some fairly unique decks.

I plan on doing a special episode talking more about the next expansion and the new cards it will be adding, so check that out when it drops in the next couple days.

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Kripparrian recently posted a really great video going over the history of Hearthstone card nerfs. I really enjoy this as I played the game in an early state but don't remember much of the game balance so it's nice to get the history of how it's evolved. Interesting to consider the last card nerf was Warsong Commander and not much has been balanced since then. It seems Blizzard favors releasing new cards as a response than nerfing older cards, which I don't mind. I do think some cards should be buffed, but again Blizzard seems against that sort of thing in favor of releasing a new card that work with something less powerful.

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We've all been waiting for the new Hearthstone expansion and Blizzard has finally confirmed that on March 11th they will unveil all of the details. So yeah, it's a announcement of the upcoming announcement of the expansion because you know... marketing in 2016!

That said all of the signs point to this expansion having something to do with World of Warcraft The Old Gods and word on the street is it will be called "Whispers of the Old Gods." The expansion announcement will stream live from the Blizzard Twitch page linked below.

What are you wanting from this expansion? As they phase out Naxxramas and Goblins VS Gnomes the new expansion has big shoes to fill and... Read All

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I really enjoyed watching this Hearthstone de-make video. As per-usual the playing Priest got a terrible start, which is ... you know.. how it goes in Hearthstone.

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In this episode I talk about the upcoming changes to Hearthstone while I grind my dailies. I play my Raptor Rogue, Dragon Priest and my brand spankin' new aggro Mage deck. In one of my matches I go down to 1 hp and still bring it around for the win making a very fun Hearthstone moment. I note that the decks I see most play now are really aggro, do you find that to be true in what you are seeing right now?

Check more on the upcoming Hearthstone changes below and let me know what you think of these matches? Should I have played differently or is there a deck you have been having fun with I need to play?

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Not the worlds most amazing achievement to be sure, but one I am happy for. If you are playing Hearthstone and want some incentive to land 300 gold, keep playing because at a thousand wins you will get your wish.

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